Kanye West has been instructed to stay clear of the paparazzi at LAX ... to the point of flying hundreds of miles out of his way to avoid fresh confrontations ... TMZ has learned.
Kanye -- who has been flying frequently -- is finding all sorts of round-about ways of getting from L.A. to various destinations.
One thing's clear ... getting into another paparazzi confrontation at LAX will be disastrous for his pending criminal case. TMZ broke the story ... Kanye is being charged with battery and attempted grand theft for allegedly attacking a yappy photog.
So, for example, we found out ... Kanye and Kim Kardashian are going to Paris later this week, but they will be flying to another airport via private jet, where they will pick up a non-stop commercial flight to gay Paree.
We're told the private jet for the first leg will cost Kanye $5,000. We're guessing he can afford it.